What if Leonardo Da Vinci had 3DEXPERIENCE?

By Fred

Da Vinci Like buttonLast month was very active in the Da Vinci 3D Experiences community. We now have the 3 winners of the DaVinci 3D competition in partnership with HP, AMD, Scala Archives and the Clos Lucé castle. Overall, candidates built impressive, fully documented projects with great 3D designs and experiences. Congrats to all for the hard work and the passion to share!  :-)

The voting period now being over, the community elected the three following winners:

N°1: Nubevelo, the Vinci Wingsuit by Thibault WALTZER

DaVinci 3D competition WinnerAs a real innovation, Thibault decided to mix together two Da Vinci concepts: the Helix system combined with the Flying Machine in order to create the “Flying Pack”. Not only he reconstructed in 3D from the codex, but also he invented a new machine and designed it! Thibault is student at UTBM, Montbéliard France and learning mechanical engineering with ergonomic and design options. Read the whole Vinci wingsuit project story and see the photos & videos here. Thibault wins the HP Z Book and his model will be staged and displayed at the Clos Lucé Castle in France. Big up to Thibault!

N°2: DaVinci Scythe Chariot by Antonio CAMBEROS

Antonio from Mexico chose to design the Scythe Chariot in 3D. The idea was to comply with the Da Vinci codex while adding modern techniques in order to make it “real” and “working”. Read the whole article about the Scythe Chariot and see the photos & videos here. Antonio wins the AMD FirePro W7000 graphic card, congratulations Antonio!

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N°3: Leonardo Da Vinci Battleship by Alain DUGOUSSET

Alain, impressed by Leonardo ideas, concepts and paintings decided to model the Da Vinci Battleship. He made the complete detail design of the machine including all the interior mechanisms, canon guns and the generated the full kinematic. He even made the battleship in perspectives comparing it with a modern boat ! Read the whole article about the Da Vinci Battleship and see the photos & videos here. Alain wins the AMD FirePro W5000 graphic card, congratulations Alain!

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Please encourage all of them by having a look to their posts and projects on the Da Vinci 3D Experiences Community, comments and feedback are welcome :-)

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Infographic: Paris 3D Story

By Muriel

The story could begin like a tale “Once upon a time, men who built Paris day after day, decade after decade, century after century…”, but in our case the story is told differently. It goes back in time and shows Paris in 3D to live a unique experience that allows us to discover and understand how historic monuments have shaped this extraordinary city.

Whether we are visitors, readers, historians, experts, technicians, directors, actors or Internet users, we were hundreds of thousands aficionados have participated in the Paris 3D adventure. This great 3D Experience continues and offers virtual immersion into the heart of Paris at different times, ranging from Gallic period to the late 19th century. Famous Parisian monuments already digitized in 3D for Paris 3D will be regularly enriched with new 3D historic buildings to enhance the virtual mock-up representing the real World Heritage sites now shared anywhere at any time.

Although one of the adventure highlight was the live Paris 3D event on September 29, 2012 in front of the Paris City Hall with 15,000 visitors, films co-produced by Gedeon programmes, Planete+ and Dassault Systèmes, a book edited by Flammarion, and online and iPad applications are still generating growing public interest (Paris 3D video). As of today, the iPad application has been downloaded 130,000 times and the dedicated Paris 3D website has seen 350,000 visits. The attached infographic illustrates Paris 3D experiences where figures and information represent people involved as well as technical and historical topics. Enjoy the picture!

I confess that one of my favorite monuments in Paris is the Eiffel Tower, not very original :-) . What is you preferred one and does the 3D Experience increase your passion for it?

“Age of Design” Challenge featuring CATIA Natural Sketch

By Aurelien

I guess August is the month of closing contests :) While we just passed 500 World-Changing Dreams shared in our on-going IF WE Challenge ending on August 10, another global contest called “Age of Design” will end on August 20!

Age of Design is co-organized by AutoDesign&Styling magazine supported by the civic association Czechdesign, for the second consecutive year. The theme is very free, only restricted to the requirement that the idea should be in the form of a “scenario”. It is set in Prague as an important European city, an inspiring place with a rich history, and a potential seedbed of future trends.

The scenario asks the designers to step into the near future and challenges them, through the use of individual objects or products, to present their vision of a modern European city and its inhabitants. What do the cars and other vehicles on the streets of  Prague look like? What clothes do people wear? What objects do they use every day, how do they spend their free time? Any single product can be successful. The award will go to those products that tend towards simplicity, uniqueness, utility and aesthetic quality. By the choice of theme,the organizers want to draw attention to the significant role of applied design in our everyday lives.

Anne Asensio, Vice President Design Experience, Dassault Systèmes and the chairwoman of last edition’s jury, said:

We’ve chosen to ‘open up’ the competition this year in order for the challenge to encourage a more ‘holistic’ design approach. We also expect a wider spectrum of designers from various industries to take part. The challenge for the designers will be far from easy but meaningful: to help people experience better and more sustainable lives. We will be happy to help these young designers in gaining experience and valuable counseling that will support their future work.

Three finalists will make it into a three-day final workshop that will be held in Prague, with participants being given an opportunity to improve their projects under the leadership of an experienced designer. They will have 3D design tool CATIA Natural Sketch at their disposal. The winners will be announced in the November issue of AutoDesign&Styling. The creator of the best project will be awarded a prize of EUR 1,000, the runner-up will receive EUR 500 and EUR 300 will go to the third placed entry.

All of the details of Dassault Systèmes Design Challenge 2012 can be found on the website of AutoDesign&Styling, where participants can register and enter their project. Last year’s edition, where participants were given the task of designing a new taxi for Prague, attracted entries from 80 designers based in 23 countries. Diego Garcia from Spain was the winner with his electric vehicle concept ‘Visitor’.

Watch below a video of last year’s edition jury:

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